GAME DAY: Undefeated Blue Jackets visit Detroit as Larkin returns

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Mike Gould
2 years ago
Detroit Red Wings captain @Dylan Larkin will be in the lineup Tuesday when the Wings host the undefeated Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena.
Last week, the NHL suspended Larkin for one game for roughing @Mathieu Joseph in the second period of the Red Wings’ game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 14. Larkin served his suspension during the Wings’ 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 16.
Columbus is 2-0-0 after beating the Arizona Coyotes and the Seattle Kraken in its first two games of the season. To their credit, the Red Wings also have yet to lose in regulation but fell 7-6 in overtime to the Lightning.
Puck-drop between the Blue Jackets and Red Wings is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need to know in advance.

The Red Wings

Detroit went with these lines in practice on Monday:
@Tyler Bertuzzi – @Dylan Larkin – @Lucas Raymond
@Robby Fabbri – @Pius Suter – @Filip Zadina
@Vladislav Namestnikov – @Michael Rasmussen – @Adam Erne
@Givani Smith – @Mitchell Stephens – @Sam Gagner
@Danny DeKeyser – @Filip Hronek
@Nick Leddy – @Moritz Seider
@Jordan Oesterle – @Gustav Lindstrom
@Marc Staal did not participate in Monday’s practice, MLive‘s Ansar Khan reported, while @Troy Stecher skated as the seventh defenseman.
The Red Wings have yet to announce their starter for Tuesday’s game, although it’s hard to imagine @Thomas Greiss not getting the nod after his 40-save performance in the Wings’ 3-1 win over Vancouver on Oct. 16.

The Blue Jackets

Columbus beat the Seattle Kraken by a 2-1 score on Oct. 16, with @Patrik Laine scoring the overtime winner.

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@Max Domi suffered a fractured rib in the game and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. The Blue Jackets recalled 2020 first-round pick @Yegor Chinakhov on Sunday, presumably to fill Domi’s spot in the interim.
Here’s our projected Blue Jackets lineup for Tuesday’s game:
@Patrik Laine – @Boone Jenner – @Jakub Voracek
@Gustav Nyquist – @Jack Roslovic – @Oliver Bjorkstrand
@Alexandre Texier – @Cole Sillinger – @Yegor Chinakhov
@Eric Robinson – @Sean Kuraly – @Gregory Hofmann
@Zach Werenski – @Jake Bean
@Vladislav Gavrikov – @Adam Boqvist
@Dean Kukan – @Andrew Peeke
@Elvis Merzlikins has been excellent in goal for Columbus to start the season, going 2-0-0 with a .948 save percentage in his two starts. With that being said, expect @Joonas Korpisalo to be in goal against Detroit for his first start of 2021–22.

Players to watch

Detroit: As mentioned Monday in our weekly “stock report” article, @Pius Suter is off to a rough start with the Red Wings. He’s been held pointless through two games and hasn’t exactly been pushing play at either end of the ice. Suter, 25, was a key contributor as a rookie in Chicago last season and there’s little reason to expect anything different from him in Detroit … but his best self has yet to arrive.
Columbus: With the high-flying @Max Domi out of the lineup, @Yegor Chinakhov will be expected to play a big role for the Blue Jackets in his NHL debut. The 20-year-old winger scored a goal in his first American Hockey League game with the Cleveland Monsters — can he do the same with Columbus? It’s likely he’ll start on a unit with fellow rookie @Cole Sillinger.

Viewing and listening options

Wings fans will be able to watch this game on Bally Sports Detroit; for the Jackets faithful reading this, the game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Ohio. It’ll be sent over the airwaves on WXVT-FM 97.1 “The Ticket” in the Detroit area, as well as on the Red Wings’ official website.


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